“group development” “literacy coaching” “forming-storming-norming-performing”


When groups of learners come together to collaborate, the honeymoon is usually pretty sweet–and oftentimes, short lived. When I first began facilitating group learning experiences, I sometimes found myself thrown off-guard by shifting group dynamics and the uncomfortable challenges that these changes entailed. I learned that it was all pretty normal and healthy though. Whether we’re inviting students into cooperative learning groups, facilitating learning communities, or working with others in collegial inquiry groups, as people…